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Land of Legends Lejre – a family holiday highlight

Are you and your family keen to delve into the past? Then a visit to Land of Legends (Sagnlandet) Lejre is a must if you are holidaying in Zealand. Land of Legends offers an exciting array of activities for children and adults.

Land of Legends Lejre covers an area of 43 hectares through which to roam on a trail of discovery. Step out of today's world and embark on a journey into the past, exploring dwellings and settings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Viking Age and the 19th century. Stop by the historical workshops to watch the artisans at work.

Sample the many activities for kids at Land of Legends

Land of Legends Lejre tells 13,000 years of Danish history and offers treats for all the senses. There are a wealth of activities for children: Sail on the lake in log boats, test your axe-throwing skills, take aim with a spear, grind your own flour, feed the pigs, goats, sheep and ducks or pan for archaeological treasures. Check the website for details on the programme for the day.

You and your family can grab an audioguide and go on a journey of discovery, listening to stories for old and young. If the weather is inclement, take shelter in Land of Legends' cinema and learn all kinds of facts on log boats, corn grinding, savage Vikings or fascinating research.

Your family adventure begins on Zealand

Land of Legends Lejre is at the heart of Zealand, just 45 km from Copenhagen and 7 km from Roskilde. Land of Legends is an enchanting destination for the whole family, situated among hills, forests, lakes and meadows – a terrain formed during the Ice Age.

Would you like to live like the Vikings?

If you are curious to try out a whole different kind of family holiday, why not spend a five-day Viking vacation during the summer? At Ravnebjerg in Land of Legends you can live like the Vikings, learning hands-on about the Viking Age and getting a taste of everyday Viking life. Your stay will include a Viking ship sailing excursion on Roskilde Fjord and making food over a bonfire, the Viking way. An extraordinary family adventure of shared, unforgettable experiences and challenges awaits you. Contact Land of Legends if you want to know more. 

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